Aqua Water Supply Corporation will be smoke testing the sewer collection system in the Elm Ridge and Stony Point subdivisions on September 25-28. The purpose of the testing is to identify defects in the sewer collection system. The smoke testing will be conducted by forcing smoke into the sewer system. Please pour approximately 3 cups of water into seldom used drains.
The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, and WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD.
The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.
It is advisable for the home owner to pour a gallon of water into each floor drain prior to our testing. If smoke enters your home there is good reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should evacuate immediately and notify our work crews. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at (512) 303-3943.
IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please notify us at (512) 303-3943 prior to testing.